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Academic, Administrative, Center, Project and Hybrid Portal sites may customize the lower section of their left-side navigation using the Department Navigation Additional Links content type.

IMPORTANT: The Department Navigation Additional Links node is accessed from the Content List (select 'Department Additional Navigation Links' from the 'Type' filter, click Apply, click node titled "Additional Site Navigation Links")

Each group of links has two sets of fields: Primary and Secondary. Primary items are the 'top-level' or 'parent' items and Secondary are the 'children'. Any blank items will be ignored.

  • Primary Link Label: Display text
  • Primary Link URL: Destination
    • Use the 'Search' link to create Internal Links to currently published CMS content
    • If 1 or more Secondary Links is present, the Primary Link URL field is not used
  • Secondary Link Label: Display text
    • This field is required if the associated URL field is not empty
  • Secondary Link URL: Destination
    • Use the 'Search' link to create Internal Links to currently published CMS content
    • This field is required if the associated Label field is not empty

Click the 'Search' link beneath or next to each 'URL' field to search for a given published node/page/event/etc.

  1. Upload the file using the File Browser tab of the main CMS login screen (make sure you add it to the proper folder!)
  2. Double-click the uploaded file (a new tab/window will open)
  3. Copy the URL from the address of the new tab/window
  4. Paste that URL into the desired URL field of the "Additional Site Navigation Links" node. Important: the URL will likely begin with "https://cms.usm.maine.edu" which is not a public-facing address. Be sure to remove the "cms." part of the address so that the URL begins with "http://usm.maine.edu".

Simply clear out the relevant 'Label' and 'URL' fields

Site may have a minimum of 0 additional links, a maximum of 5 groups of 5 links each, or any combination thereof. See examples below.

Less Is More!

Putting all your links into the left-side nav can quickly become unwieldy and off-putting for end users. Wherever possible, use 'jump' pages, which also have more flexibility

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  • Parent Label 1 (not a link)
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  • Parent Label 2 (not a link)
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  • Parent Label 3 (not a link)
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  • Parent Label 4 (not a link)
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  • Parent Label 5 (not a link)
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  • Parent Label (not a link)
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